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If you weren't a Roger Federer fan before today started, you probably will be by the time you're done reading this.
The tennis legend apparently made a young cancer survivor's Make-A-Wish come true at Wimbledon.
Beatriz Tinoco, a 18-year-old from Rockville, Md., survived a bout with cancer in 2011 and 2012. Tinoco recently blogged about meeting Federer and posted pictures on Twitter of her tale. (If you want to follow her, click here ).
We'll post her entire tale at the bottom, but this young cancer survivor flew to London, played tennis with Federer, went to his press conferences, hang out and banter with her idol on her 18th birthday.
Tinoco's story is starting to make the rounds on social media.
@KishoreRF this is honestly SO CRAZY! I never expected it to go this far!
-- Beatriz (@bktinoco) August 2, 2013 Of course with the good, there always come the cynics.
Wow, people saying what Roger did for me was a PR stunt? Really?
-- Beatriz (@bktinoco) August 2, 2013 Still, we doubt Federer did any of this to boost his already-good-guy image. We'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Selfie Roger is not the worst human being ever pic.twitter.com/h5aGziFp31
-- Beatriz (@bktinoco) July 29, 2013 I love you so freaking much @rogerfederer pic.twitter.com/cRDGrx6XTm
-- Beatriz (@bktinoco) July 27, 2013 selfie Federer always makes me happy ) I thanked him and then
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After three consecutive tournament exits against low-ranked opponents, Roger Federer pulled out of next week's Rogers Cup without giving a reason Friday.
The owner of a record 17 Grand Slam titles did recently complain about a bad back, however.
Federer, who turns 32 next Thursday, made the unusual move of participating in a pair of minor clay-court tournaments in the period...
Roger Federer has pulled out of the Rogers Cup following three straight early exits from tournaments.
The Swiss star gave no reason Friday for the withdrawal. The tournament begins Monday in Montreal.
Federer, the winner of 17 Grand Slam singles titles, is now ranked No. 5. He says in a statement he's ''disappointed'' to miss the Montreal event and looks forward...
Roger Federer pulled out of the Rogers Cup on Friday, following three straight surprising exits from tournaments.
The Swiss star gave no reason for the withdrawal from the tournament, which begins Monday.
"I am disappointed not to be playing in Montreal next week," Federer said in a statement. "It is a great tournament with amazing fans. I look forward to competing...
(August 2, 2013) – Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Rogers Cup in Montreal, the tournament announce on Friday. “I am disappointed not to be playing in Montreal next week. It is a great tournament with amazing fans. I look forward to competing there in the future,” said Federer. No reason was given for the […]
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